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Entry and visa requirements for au pairs in Ireland

Ireland is a popular destination for au pairs, as it offers a unique blend of culture and tradition, as well as the opportunity to live and work in a welcoming and friendly environment. However, obtaining the proper visa and navigating the rules and regulations around working as an au pair can be confusing, particularly for…

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What are the duties and responsibilities of an au pair?

An au pair is an invaluable support to a busy family and will usually attend to the needs of the host family’s children during the day, such as preparing meals and snacks for them while the parents are at work, or out of the home on other errands. An au pair is also expected to…

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What is the cost of an Au Pair in Ireland?

An au pair is typically a young person who has come to Ireland to live with a host family and provide childcare in exchange for board and lodgings, a fair wage and travel expenses. If you are considering hiring an Au Pair in Ireland, you may be wondering about the cost of this and how…

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Hiring an Au Pair in Ireland | A Guide for Host Families

Hosting an au pair can be a great way for your family to share cultural experiences and make new friends from other countries. However, there are some things to consider before deciding on whether to enlist the services of an au pair and become a host family. In this article, we talk about what it’s…

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How To Become an Au Pair in Ireland | Au Pair Requirements Ireland

It’s always a good idea to research your options before you make any big decisions, and one of the most important decisions you will make is where to live and work. If you’re considering becoming an au pair, which is a great way to see the world, then Ireland is a great option. With its…

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A Guide to a Rewarding Career Working with Children

If you’re looking for a rewarding career, working with children might be the perfect one for you. Offering a great diversity of roles and opportunities, there’s enormous scope to progress your personal career goals while supporting children through their early to late childhood. But as always, great choices can also give way to confusion on…

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How much does a nanny cost in Ireland?

What is a nanny and how much does a nanny cost? A nanny is a caregiver who works exclusively with your family and who provides care in your home. A nanny is considered your employee and is entitled to all the statutory rights and entitlements of a nanny. In terms of how much a nanny…

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Why you should never pay your nanny cash in hand

While it might seem like the easiest option to pay your nanny cash in hand, it is never a good idea. Whether you are trying to save money, time, or the headache of dealing with Irish Revenue, it’s not worth taking the risk. Here we debunk the most common excuses given.   It costs much…

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Your Go-To Guide to City and County Childcare Committees in Ireland

Your Go-To Guide to City and County Childcare Committees in Ireland For parents or guardians with young children in Ireland, City and County Childcare Committees are a great avenue for learning more about your local services. You might be new to the county or area, or transitioning back to work, and so having the option…

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Language Courses for Au Pairs in Ireland – What You Need to Know

Top Tips for Finding Au Pair Language Courses in Ireland If you’re looking for a new life experience, then seeking a job as an au pair in Ireland can be a great way to do just that. Not only will you learn about a new culture, experiencing it first-hand, but you can also improve your…

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